Alexandria Community Education will sponsor an event led by author, artist and Alexandria native Jodi Hills called Astonish, aimed at helping people live an astonishing life.

Hills graduated from Jefferson High School in 1981 and was named to the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2011. She lives in the south of France.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 18. The event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25, at The Garden Bar, 115 Sixth Ave. E. in Alexandria. Registration, appetizers and networking are from 4:30-5:30 p.m., with Hills' keynote address from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and networking.

To register, call 320-762-3310 or go online.